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Topic - Thomas M. Menino
A spate of Democratic lawmakers are using March Madness to raise some campaign funds as the NCAA men's basketball tournament arrives in the nation's capital.
Is there any better way to protest against today's Democratic Party than participating in private enterprise? Only if it involves free exercise of religion, the one thing that they hate more than business.
Each day brings new evidence of the left's hatred for Christians and other traditionalists, but the smear campaign against Christian-owned Chick-fil-A sets a new low.
Miss Piggy, the lovable Muppet who is always trying to lose weight, will have an easier time of it now that her puppeteers have banned her from Chick-fil-A. The Jim Henson Co., creator of the Muppets, pulled its toys from the popular fast-food chain in protest of the company owner's statement of support for traditional marriage.
Massachusetts Democrats insist Sen. Scott Brown is vulnerable in next year's elections, arguing the surprise winner last year of the seat long held by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has compiled such an uninspiring voting record that both Democrats and conservative Republicans will be gunning for him in 2012.
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino said Mr. Markey believes "assault weapons have no place in our society."
"The Senate Judiciary Committee made important progress today, but it's up to their peers in Congress to be bold and follow suit," said Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who is co-chairman of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.